About Universität Hamburg
Universität Hamburg consists of many departments spread out all over the city. The campus, located between the quarters Grindel and Rotherbaum, is of special significance. Due to the great number of buildings, it can be difficult to find your way, especially if you are a newcomer; to make sure you do not get lost on your way to class, check out our compilation of information and tips about the campus, including the Campus Navigator.
Founded in 1919 Universität Hamburg is comparatively young. Its historical roots, however, date back to the 17th century. For more information, please visit our pages on University history.
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Studying in the middle of Hamburg
Hamburg natives know and newcomers have probably heard: Hamburg is a vibrant city. This applies to all aspects of student life, including off-campus activities. For ideas on how to spend to your free time, please check out: a page of its own.
Annika Phuong Dinh
20, BA student, Southeast-Asian Languages and Cultures
"I like the broad spectrum of subjects at Universität Hamburg and the great variety of extracurricular activities. The Uni really makes an effort for its students. During first semester orientation everyone received free tickets for various theaters, operas and ballets.
I particularly cherish PIASTA – no other university offers this. Students here commit themselves to other students. Even before classes began they offered a program to explore the uni and meet students."
25, law student
"I chose Universität Hamburg because Hamburg is a very attractive study location. I like its inner-city campus in the hub of of everything else. This enhances student life."
24, MA student, British and American Cultures: Texts and Media (MA)
"I picked Uni Hamburg since I wanted to study close to the sea and near the water. Apart from that, I wanted big city life, but found Berlin too extensive.
Hamburg always appealed to me. Plus, here I could enroll for the summer semester, no other uni offered that in my subject.“